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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fairness online

Last June, both the State Assembly and Senate approved a budget containing an e-fairness provision, which would have clarified...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Daniel Ballon, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute, on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 1352 Views

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Alameda County to turn San Leandro Hospital into rehab, urgent care facility

Alameda County Medical Center officials say they have signed a lease agreement that will ensure San Leandro Hospital remains...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by OSL Community, on Aug 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm | 6 comments | 1002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to launch search for new superintendent in October

The Pleasanton school board, already beleaguered by multi-million-dollar cutbacks in state aid for the current school year,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 129 comments | 3487 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Ernest Scherer III sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 5 comments | 1518 Views

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Livermore guitar company to be featured on new ABC reality show

A Livermore guitar company will plead its case to a panel of judges this Sunday on ABC for the premiere of new reality show...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Mofo, on Sep 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 36 comments | 1683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remember these?

Among the 3,200 cars exhibited at this weekend's 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, these...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1009 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walnut Creek joins Tri-Valley cities in banning medical marijuana dispensaries

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council passed an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1068 Views

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Work set to start on $136-million BART extension to Warm Springs

BART officials will give a green light to contractors today to begin construction on the Warm Springs extension project in...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:19 am | 5 comments | 990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Highway patrol to focus on cell phone users today

The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday will conduct the second zero-tolerance enforcement this month of the state's hands-free...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 1397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening day classes cancelled at Hearst Elementary School

Opening day classes at Hearst Elementary School have been canceled after elevated mold levels were found in several classrooms. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 40 comments | 1775 Views

AROUND TOWN

70,000 attend 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals car show that closed yesterday

More than 70,000 car enthusiasts attended the 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1330 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two foil burglary attempt in their Pleasanton home on city's west side

A burglary plan was foiled Monday morning when a man entering a home in a Pleasanton neighborhood on the city's west side...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by JS, on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:52 am | 17 comments | 1526 Views

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Federal money and Congressional seat at stake in 2010 Census

The 2010 census will have critical ramifications to state residents with a congressional seat and billions of dollars in...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Bonnie, on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 977 Views

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Nothing to discuss so tonight's Planning Commission meeting is cancelled

Tonight's regularly scheduled meeting of the Pleasanton Planning Commission has been cancelled, possibly a sign of the slow-down...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by The Minutes, on Aug 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 20 comments | 1179 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Danville councilman in intensive care with meningitis

Long time Danville Town Council member Mike Shimansky is listed in serious condition in a San Diego hospital, where he is...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 4 comments | 1051 Views

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Feds providing $3-million for undersea mapping of San Francisco Bay

California is receiving $3 million in federal stimulus money for an undersea mapping project in the San Francisco Bay Area,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Talk, on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 1094 Views

SPORTS

Babe Ruth All Stars go 3-0, automatically advancing to semifinals Friday

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13-year-old All Stars bested Harris Township of Indiana Tuesday, bringing their record in pool play...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm | 5 comments | 2071 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney insists that federal health plan must benefit small business

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) said Tuesday that any federal health care measure that he supports in the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:38 pm | 45 comments | 1657 Views

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Editorial

Homeowners along First and Second streets and others in the area called Old Towne voiced concerns last week over plans by...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jetson, on Sep 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 19 comments | 1225 Views

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Superior Court judge rejects bid by Pleasanton to dismiss housing cap lawsuit

An Alameda County Superior Court judge yesterday rejected a bid by the city of Pleasanton to dismiss legal challenges by...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jetson, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm | 16 comments | 1044 Views
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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
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